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Fall Salt Fire Workshop (Beginners-Advanced, 18+)

Sept. 27, 1916, 10 a.m. - Sept. 30, 2018, 6 p.m.

September 27th - 30, 2018

Time: 10:00am September 27th through end of firing on September 30th

Lodging fee: $90

Workshop fee: $300

Total Package: $390

Join us for a salt firing in the catenary chamber of our Aninoborigama kiln. Bring 100 bisque fired pots and expect to take a shift or two stoking the kiln.  Your pots MUST be made from a cone 10 clay body. Workshop includes 4 studio glazes, instruction, lodging at the Art Ventures Retreat Center. Bring your own food for the weekend. The s...

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Figurative Sculpture Workshop (All levels)

April 7, 2018, 9:30 a.m. - Sept. 16, 2018, 4 p.m.

Session 1:  April 7-8, 2018, 9:30am Saturday - 4:00pm Sunday

Session 2:  September 15 - 16, 2018, 9:30am Saturday - 4:00pm Sunday

Lodging fee:  $30

Meals: $35

Workshop: $160

Total Package: $225

Instructor: Jennifer Mally                               

Learn techniques to create figurative clay sculptures. Learn about the proportions of the human body and how to make a head and expressive face.  Use this basic knowledge, along with how to build from a stable armature to create your own ...

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Incredible Layered Glazing Techniques and Constructing Vessels from Slump and Press Molds

April 29, 2018, 10 a.m. - May 4, 2018, 4 p.m.

April 29 - May 4, 2018

Lodging fee: $150

Meals: $140

Workshop: $330

Total Package: $620

Instructor: Ron Hahlen

Ron Hahlen creates incredible results with layering stains and glazes. His techniques will be demonstrated on his textured, hand-built forms. Ron will demonstrate wax resist, airbrushing, sgraffito, and brushing and layering of metal oxides washes and glazes. Glazes recipes will include a chun, a celadon, a temmoku, a crystal magic, black, blues, ash, a green and a base glaze. ...

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Basic Broom Making - Hearth Brooms

May 5, 2018, noon - May 5, 2018, 4 p.m.

May 5, 2018, Noon - 4:00pm

Fee: $90

Instructor: John Holzwart www.broomsbylittlejohn.com

Discover the art of making handmade brooms! Little John will teach you how to make a real broom for decorative or functional use. Students will learn to make one round or one flat hearth broom (your choice). Handles of various woods have been gathered and cured for you to use, and all materials are provided. Discussion about decorative options will be included. Participants should refrain from wearing ...

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Get Away! Pottery Retreat (all levels, 18+)

May 6, 2018, 10 a.m. - May 11, 2018, 4 p.m.

May 6-11, 2018

Lodging fee: $150

Meals: $140

Retreat: $135

Total Package: $425

Facilitator: Jennifer Mally, Director Adamah Art Studios

Spend a quiet week at Adamah's beautiful art campus. Saturate yourself in your own ceramic work, meet other potters, treat yourself to good food, afternoon naps, nature hikes, Governor Dodge State Park and the local art scene. Your time is your own! Adamah Studio will supply you with 2 bags of stoneware clay, a wheel, hand-building tools, all meals and ...

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Ceramic Kitchen Utensils

May 9, 2018, 1 p.m. - May 16, 2018, 4 p.m.

May 9, 16, 2018, 1:00 pm-4:00pm both days (MUST ATTEND BOTH DATES)

Fee: $90

Instructor: Jennifer Mally

Have fun making ceramic kitchen utensils! See demos of how to combine thrown, extruded and hand-built forms to make beautiful and functional spoons, ladles, spatulas, spreading knives....... Make them unique by adding textures, patterns and surface designs. Return on May 16th to glaze your bisque-fired utensils. Your final pieces will be glazed fired at Adamah and will be ready for pick u...

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Learn to Gas Reduction Fire

May 12, 2018, 9 a.m. - May 13, 2018, 8 p.m.

(intermediate, 18+)

May 12-13, 2018, 9:00am Saturday - 8:00pm or end of firing on Sunday

Lodging: $30

Workshop:$ $160

Total Package: $190

Instructor: Jennifer Mally

This two-day workshop will teach you how to correctly load and fire Adamah's Bailey gas kiln and fire in reduction. Saturday we will glaze our work and load the kiln. Sunday we will fire the kiln. (12+ hour firing) The group will need to return to Adamah a few days later to unload our pots, clean the kiln and discuss our fir...

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Cone 6 Ceramic Glaze Test Workshop with John Britt

May 18, 2018, 10 a.m. - May 20, 2018, 3 p.m.

May 18,19, 20, 2018, 10:00am Friday - 3:00pm Sunday

Lodging fee: $60

Meals: $65

Workshop: $400

Total Package: $525

This workshop will be a general overview of ceramic glazes, focusing on but not limited to cone 6 glazes. It is designed for beginner to intermediate potters. We will discuss cones, kilns, firing dynamics and principles as well as applying those principles to various firing cycles. This will lead us into some basic classifications of glazes, like ash, celadon, temmoku, etc. ...

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Spring Anagama Wood Firing

May 20, 2018, 10 a.m. - May 27, 2018, 4 p.m.

(intermediate, 18+)

May 20-27, 2018

Lodging fee: $210

Meals: 180

Workshop: $300

Total Package: $690

Instructor: Michael Schael www.woodfirepots.com

Come for a week of wood firing in the Anagama kiln. Bring 50-75 bisque pots and take a few shifts stoking the kiln! Pieces MUST be made from a cone 10 clay body. When you are not at the kiln, feel free to throw pots in the studio, hike trails on our 550 acres of beautiful property, visit Governor Dodge State Park or visit local art gallerie...

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Making Pottery with Linda Christianson

May 27, 2018, 10 a.m. - June 1, 2018, 4 p.m.

May 27 - June 1, 2018

Lodging fee: $150

Meals: $140

Workshop: $310

Total Package: $600

Instructor: Linda Christianson

This pottery making workshop will focus on our own personal curiosities and improving our individual skills. With daily demonstrations, unique exercises, discussions, and individual attention, we will make well crafted thoughtful pottery.   Personalized skill, idea, and aesthetic development will be stressed.  Pots that are dry will be bisque fired.   All levels are welc...

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